The life cycle of a Venus flytrap lasts up to 20 years. The plant takes six years to reach maturity, at which point it becomes a perennial plant. This means the plant blooms every year until the end of its life cycle. More »

The Venus flytrap reproduces by means of sexual and asexual reproduction. The insectivorous plant undergoes pollination during sexual reproduction, while it asexually propagates by spreading its rhizomes in the soil to p... More »

Venus flytraps grow naturally in the United States in coastal areas of South Carolina and North Carolina that are in USDA Hardiness Zones 7b and 8a. Introduced populations of the insect-eating plant are located in bogs o... More »

The carnivorous Venus flytrap has some very unique and useful adaptations, including digesting small animals, such as flies and spiders, to get nutrients they cannot absorb through the poor soils in their native habitats... More »

To care for a Venus flytrap, provide it with a warm, moist environment in poor, acidic soil. If the plant is outdoors, it does not need to be fed, but for an indoor plant, release live flies into the terrarium every mont... More »

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A giant Venus flytrap is a large carnivorous plant with animate leaves that trap insect prey. As used by botanists and collectors, the "giant" part of the name generally refers to the size of the leaf traps and not to th... More »

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Venus flytraps live in acid-rich soils mixed with drainage materials and are mostly restricted to specific regions of North Carolina and South Carolina. They can be cultivated at home in a substrate consisting of 65 perc... More »